Facilitated OPENLAB with Pepa Ubera

‘Facilitated OPENLAB’ with Pepa Ubera
26 April 2019
Charco – A Call for Care

Research Studio | 10am-1pm | £7 suggested donation

In this session, I would like to share some of the questions and choreographic scores I have been developing in a residency I undertook at the beginning of the year in Australia.

Charco is a call for care in order to deal with the anthropogenic changes that WE, humans
have caused on Earth. I have been searching and designing choreographies that challenge
places of stagnation in society (charcos) and the behaviours that stop us from thinking of life
as a space of wonder and experimentation. Socio-political choreographic practices have the
potential to empower people by asking them to trust their caring and intellectual capacities.
This research embraces choreography as the capacity to read the body of society in an
anthropological way, to recognise what is currently at stake, to see which problems need
attention and how social constraints are supported by the body.


OPENLAB sessions are open to any performers: dancers, musicians, actors and anyone interested in presence and awareness in movement.The facilitators of OPENLAB are also participants “in” the session and participants can propose their ideas for a future session. If you’d like to know more about this, come to one of our sessions or email Antonio de la Fe (antonio.delafeguedes@gmail.com).The OPENLAB sessions alternate between ‘White Canvas’ and ‘Facilated OPENLAB’ sessions. You can see the full programme for the Spring Term 2019 here.

The sessions function on a pay-what-you-can contribution basis to cover expenses and as an incentive for the facilitator of the session. We suggest a contribution of £7 for the 3-hour long sessions (‘Facilitated OPENLAB’ sessions) and of £5 for the 2-hour long ones (‘White Canvas’). Cash only.

About the Artist:

Pepa Ubera is a choreographer and performer based in London since 2003. Her work challenges social structures, questioning how the body behaves in the current context. In her interdisciplinary practice, she has been exploring other media working with video, light and curating performance events. Pepa is one of the Sadlers Wells Summer University artists and has twice been awarded a Dance Web Scholarship at the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. From 2013-2015 she was TripSpace Projects associate, where she initiated The Palest Light, a night of contemporary performance and curated Limen festival in collaboration with the Hayward Gallery. She has presented work in the UK, Europe, Chile, Australia and performed in venues such as the ICA, Barbican Botanic Gardens, The Place and the Hayward Gallery. She regularly collaborates with choreographer, Josefina Camus and their latest project Ellipsis Land was presented at the Tate Modern and Sadler’s Wells Theatre.